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Cobham Aircraft

At Cobham, we offer interesting and diverse roles at bases across Australia. We provide a range of opportunities for both experienced professionals as well as recent graduates.

Pilots

At Cobham, we have opportunities for pilots to join our charter & FIFO business, flying to a range of regional and remote locations across Australia. We also have opportunities to join our Special Mission team – where you can be involved in low-level hands-on flying to help save lives and protect Australian borders.

We regularly seek Captains and First Officers across our fleet of Q400, E190, CL604, Dash 8 and BaE146 aircraft. Entry requirements vary across the fleet.

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Mission aircrew

Cobham is the largest employer of mission aircrew in Australia outside the Australian Defence Force.

Mission aircrew roles:

  • Electronic Observer
  • Visual Observer
  • Drop Master
  • Aircraft Mission Coordinator

We seek people with a professional attitude who thrive working in a team, are adept at learning complex tasks, have high level communication skills and love a challenge.

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Cabin crew

Our cabin crew are renowned for providing an exemplary, personalised customer experience every time. They play an important role in supporting our charter and FIFO operations across both metropolitan and remote destinations across Australia.

To find out more about the requirements for joining our cabin crew and the recruitment process, please contact us.

“The [cabin crew] on the flight really understand what it means to work in customer service and provide the best service possible and they should be praised for that. Great work Cobham overall 10 out of 10.”

Passenger feedback, 2021

Engineers

We regularly seek passionate, team and safety focused engineers to join us across a wide variety of roles, including:

  • Licenced and non-licenced aircraft maintenance engineers
  • Mission systems technicians
  • Manufacturing and workshop technicians

Licensed and Non-Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

Our engineers are critical to the success of our operations. Based all around the country, these roles support the on-time performance and reliability of our fleet, and the safety of our passengers and crew.

Our line maintenance engineers support our Bombardier Q400, Embraer 190, BAe146/Avro RJ series, Bombardier Dash 8 and Challenger 604 aircraft types at a number of bases across Australia. Engineers perform a variety of roles including flying spanners, Aircraft on Ground (AOG) rescues and short/long-term deployments.

Our base maintenance engineers in Adelaide carry out heavy maintenance in support of our fleet. Additionally, engineers in Adelaide carry out and support both major and minor modifications and integrations.

Mission System Technicians

A component Hot Mock-up Unit (HMU) at our Cairns base is the primary location where mission system technicians are employed. These highly skilled personnel are responsible for aeronautical product maintenance and line maintenance support of surveillance systems and sensors. Mission system technicians provide electrical, instrument, radio and airborne network (LAN) services for the Cobham Special Mission fleet and beyond.

Mission system technicians are also heavily involved in research, development and implementation of modifications in Adelaide and various elements of flight testing.

Manufacturing and workshop technicians

Cobham has the unique ability to manufacture aeronautical products which are released under a CASA Australian Parts Manufacturer Approval and Production Certificate. These products range from basic sheet metal items, electrical harnesses and fabric items to complete galley monuments and advanced mission system computers for a range of aircraft modifications that Cobham can carry out.

Workshop aeronautical product maintenance is carried out in Adelaide for major assemblies including engines like the GE CF34 and ALF502/507. Dedicated workshops include composites, survival, machine shop and an engine workshop provides support for the Cobham fleet. These positions focus on the repair, storage and handling of aeronautical products and support equipment.

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Interested in a role with Cobham?

We respectfully acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners on whose lands we work, live and fly. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.